Malvern Catenians enjoyed a tasty night out at a local Indian restaurant with VIP representation in the form of Provincial President Paul Clancy and wife Angela (pictured). Paul and Angela have become regulars at our “Indian nights”
from the website of the Birmingham Oratory:
The Museum of Saint John Henry Cardinal Newman was opened in October 2019 to celebrate the canonisation of our Cardinal.
For the first time, Newman’s possessions, manuscripts and liturgical objects are available for general viewing. Visitors to the Museum may see precious historical items, including pages from the manuscripts of the Apologia and The Dream of Gerontius, the chalice with which Newman celebrated Mass and personal articles such as his spectacles and Rosary beads. In addition to the numerous items on display, the Museum contains a video tour of Newman’s room, preserved as he left it when he died in 1890.
Entrance is free, but visitors are asked to donate to help us secure the survival of Saint John Henry’s patrimony for future generations.
Please visit the website for more information, including opening times.
Welcome to Kenilworth Catenians, Emerson Gavioli. Emerson, who is a member of St Mary Immaculate church Warwick was enrolled on Wednesday October 16th taking the number of new brothers this year to 3. The evening was a great ‘hit’ with visitors as it was a World Cup Rugby themed night but it looks like Ireland ran out winners!! Emerson, who hails from Brazil is a massive fan of São Paulo football club S.C. Corinthians Paulista so not sure what he made of the rugby!
Photo: Emerson centre of the photo being welcomed by President Bernard Baxter.
Brother Peter Fincal of Stratford upon Avon presents Brother Brian Green of Redditch with the Tony Pate Challenge Cup
On Friday the 25th October at the Navigation Inn, battle commenced between Stratford upon Avon and Redditch circles, for the Tony Pate Skittles Challenge Cup. Skittles went flying and after a hard fought first round the teams were equal. Redditch drew ahead in the second round and held their own in the final round. We all enjoyed a good supper, good fun and excellent Catenian friendship
One coming up for Redditch One coming up for Stratford upon Avon
One coming up for BREXIT !!!
On Monday 7/10 Streetly Cicle held a charity Race Night in aid of President Tony Fleming’s 2 chosen charities – MacMillan Cancer and assisting local students acting as carers at Lourdes on the Diocesan Pilgrimage.
We were delighted to welcome Provincial President Brother Paul Clancy and his wife Angela, and also from Lichfield and Stafford Circles President Bob Awty and his wife Eileen.
Unfortunately there were very few winners in the room following the four races, (although Brother Steve Willis did well!), but many of those present had got into the swing by coming dressed as if going to a race day at Ascot or elsewhere, including our visitors!
Importantly, the evening raised £254 from the races, plus a further £120 from a raffle which was held.
Many thanks in particular to Brother Ted Reilly, who organised the evening at short notice, and Brother Mike Rudd who controlled the money!
Please find attached some photos from the night which I am sure we will repeat for a third time next year.
Martin Jackson – Membership/Correspondent Officer
At Kenilworth Circle’s September dinner we were treated to a very fascinating and compelling talk on ‘women in construction’ by Brother Bede Hayes daughter Lucy Litwinco. Lucy gave us an insight into the world of construction from a female perspective and how she came to work in the industry. She is very much an advocate of working your way up through the business which she says is key to working with and gaining the respect of co-workers such as architects, developers, planners, tradesmen, contractors and surveyors. The dinner had a Sons, Daughters, Family and Friends theme so it was wonderful to have a daughter as an after dinner speaker. We were blessed with visitors on the night with 8 brothers from Leamington Spa circle, 3 visiting gentlemen and a further 7 guests.